Thomas is in lineup after missing 2 games with knee injury

BOSTON (AP) – Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is back in the starting lineup Monday after missing the past two games with a bruised right knee.

Boston coach Brad Stevens made the announcement before his team’s matchup against Washington. He said there was no limit on his minutes.

Thomas is the team’s second-leading scorer at 29.2 points per game.

Boston enters the matchup 1½ games ahead of the Wizards for second place in the Eastern Conference, but they trail top-seeded Cleveland by 2½ games.

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